Articles tagged Wolfgang Ullrich

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"It just keeps on giving"

Motor Sport was offered an exclusive opportunity to try Audi’s 2014 Le Mans-winning R18. Your chauffeur? Harry Tincknell, who scored an eye-catching class victory on his Sarthe debut Writer: Sam Smith Mid-August, Italy. Shutdown. The towns and cities have emptied, their citizens headed for the Adriatic. Bronzed tourists line up, sardine-like, and bake on the scorched beaches of Riccione. A few...

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Lunch With... Dr Wolfgang Ullrich

Synonymous with Audi’s success in touring car and endurance racing, he’ll be chasing the company’s 13th Le Mans win in 15 years this June Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell Being a racer, and being a winner, takes many forms. The man in the cockpit climbs onto the podium and sprays the champagne, and he gets most of the glory. But without the serried ranks lined up behind him who...

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The long road home

Audi has ruled for 14 years, but for many Porsche is still the true king of Le Mans. Now – finally – it returns. Racing’s most anticipated comeback is on Writer Gary Watkins It started off as a sabbatical: Porsche was only meant to be absent from the top of the sports car racing tree for one year. Now, 15 seasons after its withdrawal from top-line endurance racing, the German manufacturer is...

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Le Mans 24 Hours

In a sparkling new era of fuel efficiency and high technology, how fitting that Le Mans should be the scene of a 24 Hours that harked back to how it used to be. We’ve taken astounding levels of reliability for granted in recent years, as top-line drivers select sprint mode for the great enduro, despite the length, duration and grind that awaits them. But this time, each of the ‘big three’ proved...

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Busy year for McNish

World Endurance Champion Allan McNish will have a multi-faceted role with Audi in his first season after retiring from the cockpit. McNish, who called time on his front-line driving career in December, will act as a link between Audi’s LMP1 driving squad and development engineers from Audi Sport. At the same time, he will be involved in liaising with motor sport governing bodies around the world...

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Audi’s power cut

Le Mans king reins in hybrid targets | By Gary Watkins Audi has revealed that its new R18 e-tron quattro will race with just one energy-retrieval system and run in the lowest class of hybrid power in this year’s World Endurance Championship. Audi has abandoned a system that recycles energy from exhaust gases and confirmed as much late in March, when officially launching its new car and livery in...

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Audi role for McNish

Champion Scot to continue racing involvement | By Gary Watkins Allan McNish looks set to take a front-line sporting position with Audi Sport in the wake of his retirement from the cockpit. McNish, who won the 2013 World Endurance Championship with Tom Kristensen and Loïc Duval, announced that he was hanging up his helmet at the end of December, but both Audi Sport boss Wolfgang Ullrich and the...

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Frozen assets

The DTM has plenty going for it, but will a development freeze protect it against the economic draught?By Ed Foster The Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft was not a series known for standing still. Since its inaugural season in 1984, the series progressed from production-based Group 1 touring cars to high-tech flame-spitting V8 silhouette racers in the mid-1990s. During that time there was...

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WEC set for hi-tech diversity

Audi and Toyota have revealed contrasting strategies for energy-retrieval systems on their respective LMP1 challengers in next year’s World Endurance Championship. The new-for-2014 LMP1 energybased formula allows for a doubling of the amount of energy that can be harvested and then returned to the track via the wheels. Audi has revealed that it will be sticking with a system that employs only the...

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Audi gifted ninth Le Mans

On Saturday night at the Circuit de la Sarthe thousands of Brits turned away from the motor race in front of them to watch England's World Cup campaign get off to a faltering start against the USA. Victory was theirs for the taking, but they failed to deliver. Then as the fans switched their attention back to the motor race they witnessed another national team implosion. How Peugeot missed this...

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